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  • World Of Romeby Michael Grant

    Orion 2011; US$ 13.99

    An informative and accessible guide to the Roman world. Grant is 'justly recognised as an expert and civilized guide to the ancient world' THE ECONOMIST The Romans changed the Western world and theirs became the first golden age. This is their empire of magnificence and corruption; the republic, the dictators and the slaves; the civilization and... more...

  • Iusti Lipsii Saturnalium Sermonum libri duo, qui de gladiatoribusby Andrea Steenbeek

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    In the Saturnalian dialogues (1582) Lipsius describes all aspects of the gladiatorial combats. This theme fits perfectly well into his other historiographical works about roman customs and institutions, but above all he presents the gladiators as enlightening examples in his stoic ethical theory. Lipsius bespricht in den Saturnaliengespräche (1582)... more...

  • Romeby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 28.19

    This beautifully written, informative study is a portrait, a history and a superb guide book, capturing fully the seductive beauty and the many layered past of the Eternal City. It covers 3,000 years of history from the city’s quasi-mythical origins, through the Etruscan kings, the opulent glory of classical Rome, the decadence and decay of the Middle... more...

  • Roman Urban Street Networksby Alan Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    The streets of Roman cities have received surprisingly little attention until recently. Traditionally the main interest archaeologists and classicists had in streets was in tracing the origins and development of the orthogonal layout used in Roman colonial cities. Roman Urban Street Networks is the first volume to sift through the ancient literature... more...

  • Rom und Mailand in der Spätantikeby Therese Fuhrer

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 0.00

    Mit Rom als kultureller und Mailand als politischer Hauptstadt im 4. und 5. Jh. befassen sich die multidisziplinären Beiträge dieses Sammelbands. Beide Städte werden in der Literatur dieser Zeit als Räume wahrgenommen, in denen die für den lateinischen Westen bedeutenden politischen und klerikalen Machtkämpfe sowie die politischen und... more...

  • Greetings from Romeby Editors of Thunder Bay Press

    Thunder Bay Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Walk the streets of Rome, and you’ll experience thousands of years of history come alive. But as you marvel at the beauty of the Sistine Chapel and the majesty of the Colosseum, you will also pass elegantly chic shops and restaurants serving the best spaghetti carbonara you’ve ever tasted. The present and the past mingle easily in Rome and in this... more...

  • Popular Culture in Ancient Romeby J. P. Toner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.06

    The mass of the Roman people constituted well over 90% of the population. Much ancient history, however, has focused on the lives, politics and culture of the minority elite. This book helps redress the balance by focusing on the non-elite in the Roman world. It builds a vivid account of the everyday lives of the masses, including their social and... more...

  • Race and Ethnicity in the Classical Worldby Rebecca F. Kennedy; C. Sydnor Roy; Max L. Goldman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95

    By offering fluent, accurate translations of extracts and fragments from a wide assortment of ancient texts, this volume allows a comprehensive overview of ancient Greek and Roman concepts of "otherness," as well as Greek and Roman views of non-Greeks and non-Romans. A general introduction, thorough annotation, maps, a select bibliography, and an index... more...

  • Pompeii and Herculaneumby Alison E. Cooley; M. G. L. Cooley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    The original edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook was a crucial resource for students of the site. Now updated to include material from Herculaneum, the neighbouring town also buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook allows readers to form a richer and more diverse picture of urban life on the Bay of Naples.   Focusing... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Ancient Romeby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99 US$ 2.54

    Do you know what the ancient Romans used instead of soap? Which emperor made his horse into a senator? Who was the god of music, light and truth? And how would a gladiator request an honourable death in battle? All these questions and more are answered in this fascinating easy-to-read guide to ancient Rome. Whether you are studying the subject and... more...